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PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)? [73]

Czechs invaded polish territory twice, in 1919 when Poland was fighting Ukraine, Russia and Germany

Actually Czech forces requested that Poland observed the terms of the interim agreement which Poland had signed. And Poland was fighting neither Russia nor Germany at that time.

Funny how your version of history somehow omits the two Polish invasions of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

suddenly when all of her armed forces are elsewhere Poland finds itself assaulted without cause or provocation

No cause other than Poland deciding to exercise sovereign rule in disputed territory which it had agreed it would not exercise sovereign rule in. And it was most certainly not sudden: Poland was given more than enough notice with regard to what would happen if she did not keep to her word.

it was unreasonable of Czechs to expect no retaliation

You mean that it was unreasonable of them to expect Poland to keep her word? Well, on that we would agree, given the number of treaties which Poland broke in the years 1918 to 1939.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

I've lived in both and I dispute what you say.

There are more guns in the country than there are in the city. Everyone and their mums is packin' round here!
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
Travel / Getting from Krakow to Warsaw [99]

So I'll be in Warsaw soon for school and was wondering how the public transportation is. I know driving is brutal.

Public transport in Warsaw is pretty good. It is better to stick to trams where possible as the buses often get caught in traffic. Driving is not that bad when you get used to it but the traffic jams are getting worse and worse.

There's an excellent website for planning journeys (all in English too) warszawa.jakdojade.pl/?forcebrowser=true&locale=en
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

It seems that there are no two ways about it: I'd better come to Warsaw and do a CELTA.

The problem with doing the CELTA in Warsaw is that at £1,050 it's a fair bit more expensive than doing a CELTA in Katowice (£749) or Wroclaw (£799). Details of those can be found here

cactustefl.com/tefl/search.php?destination=Poland%40&filter=type%404-week+tefl+course+or+equivalent&course_dates=&currency=GBP&Submit=Search
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

And there is a 99.99999999999999999873129999% chance that you made up that particular 'fact'.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

I do find it quite hard to believe that it would count for nothing.

A non-CELTA course doesn't always count for nothing but it very simply puts you immediately at a disadvantage to candidates who do have the CELTA: a prospective employer has to decide whether they want to either research the course you did so as to check whether it is any good (which will take them time and offers no real guarantee anyway) or to take the risk that your course is not Mickey Mouse (given the number of rubbish courses out there, it is risk) or to simply hire the next best candidate who has got a CELTA.
PWEI   
28 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

Has anyone managed to get a good teaching job in Poland with a non-standard University-taught ESL qualification? Anyone employed someone with one?

My certificate was non-CELTA: I managed, but only just.

It doesn't matter how good the course is: it matters how recognised the course is.
PWEI   
28 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

Do a CELTA. Your program sounds pretty much equivalent of a CELTA but you'll always have to explain and prove it is, plus some schools will simply not bother interviewing people who don't have a CELTA (so many non-CELTA certificates are not worth the paper they are printed on).
PWEI   
28 Jul 2011
Real Estate / Poland's apartment prices continue to fall [1844]

'Polish property prices based on Polish wages'

So who is buying all the apartments that have flown up all over the place? Who if not Poles? I certainly haven't seen hoards of foreigners here.